This is a premium grade Ti Kuan Yin (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy) tea. It has been written that Ti Kuan Yin is at first bitter, then sweet, and finishes with a fragrance which lingers on your palate. We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has few or no bitter notes. This tea will delight you with a distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Ti Kuan Yin
Altitude: 2500 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong
Ingredients: Luxury oolong tea
The name Iron Goddess of Mercy came from a farmer named Mr. Wei. At the temple dedicated to Kuan Yin (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy) he was asked what the name of his special tea was. It must be called Ti Kuan Yin in honor of the iron statue to Kuan Yin, he replied. As the name was a good one, it has never been changed.